Religion briefly: Carson City’s First Baptist to host grand prix for miniature soap box cars

First Baptist Church of Carson City invites all family and friends to the Awana Grand Prix for Pinewood derby miniature soap box cars at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at 1750 Mountain St.

A community open division will be held at 1 p.m. for anyone wanting to participate. Open category weigh in and a light lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. Awana rules apply and previously raced cars are OK. Boy Scout car specifications meet the requirements. Call 841-3230 for more information and to pre-register.

Eckankar hosting worship service March 21

Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God, is hosting a free worship service whose topic is “How do we Know When God Speaks to us?” at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Carson City Community Center.

The one-hour service includes a brief talk by a facilitator, followed by readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation.

For more information, call Laurie Bray at 775-384-9231, or go to and

First Baptist announces Easter Week schedule

First Baptist Church of Carson City, 1750 Mountain St., will hold services and productions throughout Easter Week from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday. All of the services are open to the public.

First Baptist Church’s Palm Sunday Service will be at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 29. The South Reno Baptist Church Choir also will perform at First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. on Palm Sunday.

At 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, the church will conduct its Maundy Thursday service with a portrayal of The Last Supper along with Jesus’ foot-washing of the Disciples feet following the custom of that time. Communion will be served.

At 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, the church will hold a Good Friday “Walk to Calvary” re-enacting Jesus’ walk on the road to Calvary. The congregation may participate in nailing their sins to the cross reflecting the sacrifice Jesus made for the redemption of mankind.

At 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 5, the church will present the Easter Sunday drama presentation, “And Now He’s Gone,” a mini-drama set in the time between the Crucifixion and Resurrection with Biblical characters reflecting on what the death of Jesus meant to them.

On Easter Sunday, First Baptist Church also will hold an Easter egg hunt open to the community to be held immediately after the service.


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